Your Child is More than an Achiever

Much has been written about holistic approaches to the development of a child. They say the most effective methods can simultaneously address the physical, emotional, relational, and intellectual aspects of a child’s life.

In Kumon, there are a number of ways we help a child grow as an achiever holistically. One of the main activities that Kumon Instructors do regularly is to observe each student closely, consider his current abilities, understand what abilities need to be developed next, and create action plans in order to pursue his potential. But how has the Kumon program as a whole inspired these developments? Let’s learn from parents and students who made this journey their own.

Character Building

“If I had free time during a school day, I would start doing my worksheets since I know I would be busy with other school work for the next few days,” shares Nicole Alexis Tan. She credits Kumon for significant time-management skills that have allowed her to excel even after she had earned a degree in Management and a minor in Marketing.

More than just the intellectual aspects of learning through Kumon, the program equipped her with a substantial amount of discipline. “[Kumon] has allowed me to allocate my time well and optimize my work to finish at a shorter and faster time. I can find easier ways to do things and I can prioritize what to do first.”

Pushing Through Challenges

If you asked a Kumon student if they had encountered difficult moments during their program, odds are they will reply with a definitive “Yes” – whether it will come in the form of a shy nod, or a very enthusiastic proclamation of the word.  When Layza Belle de Jesus approached her parents, asking to be enrolled in the program, they had to come to an agreement first: “If you start Kumon, you have to finish the entire program. No quitting, okay?”

Layza’s journey began with a promise to never quit and it continued even after she had completed both the Math and Reading Program at the age of 13.

“We were very pleased to see that she didn’t just want to learn how to do it, but even so, she wanted to know more of the idea behind how to do it. We became very proud of her as we saw the results of her Kumon study in her academics,” Ms. Mia de Jesus stated as she divulged her daughter’s story of perseverance. “Now she has definitely learned more than math and reading – she has also learned from her experience in committing mistakes, completing both programs and achieving more than she expected.”

For them, it wasn’t just a matter of achieving excellence, but acquiring new skills through hard work and determination.

Rocketing Past Norms

James Ferrer was three years old when he was enrolled in the program to feed his curiosity. After this, his parents had observed many changes in his overall character and habits. Not only did it build upon his time management skills, it also allowed him to meet new friends in different schools and places.

“He knows when to do his homework even when there is no school. He is independent and responsible enough which is why he still has time to play and enjoy with his friends,” they commented.

James was also eager to share how Kumon had made his school life more vibrant. “Since I am an advanced student in the Kumon Math Program, my classmates noticed my skills and they would often ask me to help them understand our lessons in school.”

A Solid Foundation for Holistic Development

Kumon Instructors know not only to nurture children and their respective abilities, but also to understand the limitless possibilities beyond it all. There will be several life skills that the child will earn as he grows intellectually in Kumon. By the end of the day, turning a child into an achiever is part of a bigger end goal: to become a well-rounded individual with unlimited potential.

Kumon is the world's leading after-school enrichment program. We offer two subjects: Math and Reading in more than 300 Kumon Centers nationwide.


  1. Anna

    February 29, 2020

    Hello! I just want to ask if the free trial is applicable for all the branches? I already ask here in Baliwag Bulacan branch but they said It’s already finished..I’m interested to get free trial for my son..if my son like it then I will enroll him.

    • Kumon Philippines

      March 2, 2020

      Hi Ms. Anna,

      We regret to inform you that the 2-Week Free Trial for the month of February has already ended last February 29. However, enrollment is open. You can inquire in Baliuag Bulacan Center for more details regarding the method and the enrollment process.

      Thank you!

  2. Cherill

    March 2, 2020

    In Rosario Cavite branch do you have 2weeks free trial offer this coming summer vacation of 2020..And after Free trial how much Po monthly enrollment

    • Kumon Philippines

      March 2, 2020

      Hi Ms. Cherill,

      We regret to inform you that the 2-Week Free Trial in February has ended last February 29. However, our Kumon Centers are open to accept enrollment. You can contact the Rosario (Cavite) Branch through these details:

      Address: 2F Giongco Bldg., Brgy. Poblacion Marseilles corner Rizal St., Rosario Cavite
      Landmark: Same building as Goldilocks
      Contact Number: 0947 433-8437

      Also, here are our tuition fee rates:
      Grade 6 and below – Php 1800 per subject, per month
      Grade 7 and above – Php 1950 per subject, per month

      There is also a one-time registration fee of Php 500.

      Thank you!

  3. Leilanie Golosinda

    March 3, 2020

    Hi how much po for reading and writing? Turning 5 on April. And ilang session sya?

    • Kumon Philippines

      March 4, 2020

      Hi Ms. Leilanie,

      We offer the Reading Program wherein we also develop a child’s comprehension and writing skills. He/she goes to the Center 2 times a week, with homework for the non-Center days. Also, a child’s stay in the Kumon Program is determined through his/her progress.

      Please see below for the tuition fee rates:

      National Capital Region
      Grade 6 and below: Php 2000 per subject, per month
      Grade 7 and up: Php 2150 per subject per month

      Other Regions
      Grade 6 and below: Php 1800 per subject, per month
      Grade 7 and up: Php 1950 per subject per month

      Please take note that there is a one-time registration fee of Php 500.

      You can contact the Center nearest you for more information.

      Thank you!

      • Criselle Ignacio

        April 12, 2021

        Hello Kumon how many subjects do you have?? Is there other fees aside from registration and monthly fee??

      • Kumon Philippines

        April 12, 2021

        Hi Ms. Criselle,

        We hope you and your family are safe and well.

        Thank you for your interest in Kumon!

        We offer two subjects: Math and Reading.
        As for the fees, we only have two fees: the registration fee and the monthly tuition fee.

        Click the link below to find the Centers in your area and to know their contact details:

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